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Roger L Welton DVM

The Space Coast Pet Podcast


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Dr. Roger Welton is an experienced practicing veterinarian, successful author, blogger and media personality. Airing every Thursday at 8 AM EST, Dr. Roger discusses the pertinent pet issues of the day and addresses listener emails.

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Dr. Roger turns his attention to cats and continues his preventative pet health care series discussing the very important feline core vaccine, FVRCP, which consists of immunization against rhinotracheitis (herpesvirus), calicivirus, and... more

Dr. Roger temporarily detours from his Preventative Pet Health Care Series to reflect on a week in his hospital where he dealt with an unusual number of sick animals whose ailments were primarily the result pet owner ignorance. At one... more

In his final episode of 2014, Dr. Roger takes a brief detour from his Preventative Pet Healthcare Series to bring you his final thoughts - year in review - of veterinary medicine, animal news, and the pet industry in general. I what is often... more

Parainfluenza virus is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs, potentially dangerous, even deadly to puppies, geriatric, or immune compromised dogs. Tune in as Dr. Roger discusses this disease, its clinical consequences, how it... more

Parvo is a highly contagious disease with a high moratlity rate in dogs. The protective protein capsule of parvovirus contributes to its uniqueness and deadliness because of its subsequent ability to survive in the environment for... more

Canine infectious hepatitis is caused by infection of the liver of dogs with a virus called adenovirus type I. This dangerous disease is very contagious and directly attacks the liver, as well as leads to complications and/or opportunistic infections... more

Many canine owners know that their dog regularly gets vaccinated for Distemper, but do not really know what the disease is, what organs it affects, and how dangerous it is. Dr. Roger discusses canine Distemper in tonight's episodes,... more

From Dr. Roger's experience, the yearly pet wellness examination is unquestionably the most important aspect of preventative pet health care. Be sure to tune in, as what he has to report on this topic may just blow you away.... more

Dr. Roger explains the trend of pet owner participation in preventative pet health care in the past decades. He details why this has occured, what the consequences are, and what he, along with other veterinary health care... more

Dr. Roger discusses what he foresees is a coming crisis in veterinary medicine and pet health care that he calls the "veterinary critical mass." He outlines what factors are leading to the veterinary critical mass, how it will negatively pet... more
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